Childish Gambino and American Diners

Utilizing Familiar Settings For Effective VisualStyle

Right now, hardly anyone is hotter than Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.  Showing his talents as an actor, a stand-up comedian, and a musician, he seemingly can do it all.  Because of the current political climate, Gambino’s This Is America song and video has certainly struck a chord with people of all ages.  While Glover has mostly left the video to the rest of us to interpret, the internet has analyzed it to great extent.  This is just the latest in a series of brilliant collaborations between Glover and director Hiro Murai.  In two of their previous music videos, they use a familiar restaurant setting that really lets Gambino’s character shine: the American diner.


A Monk And His Pea

A Poem About The Father Of Modern Genetics

Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk and farmer who studied variations in over 5,000 pea plants between 1856 and 1863 that became the basis of the rules of heredity and inheritance in genetics.  In ninth grade biology class, I wrote a silly poem about him called A Monk And His Pea(more…)

I Was On TV!

Back in September, my friend Mikaela Pfeifer and I shared the counter of Le Pigeon with TV host Andrew Zimmern. It finally aired this week, and the segment we’re in appears at the 19-minute mark: